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IWSC Spirits Results announced with entries up nearly 20%
IWSC News

Qua 20 Jul 2011

IWSC Spirits Results announced with entries up nearly 20%

The International Wine and Spirit Competitions’ 2011 Spirits results have been released with some surprising results this year following an increase in submissions across the board.   With products tasted completely blind, the Competition saw grape brandies entered by a total of 19 countries- a real justification of how international the Competition is.   Countries as diverse as England and China were awarded Silver medals,

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Wines of South Africa launch global wine workshops for UK trade
IWSC News

Seg 20 Jun 2011

Wines of South Africa launch global wine workshops for UK trade

The WOSA Wine Workshops are a new marketing concept for the South African wine industry. These international master classes presented in key export markets are taking place across the globe from May to July, with the UK leg of the seminar tour taking place at Vinopolis on Wednesday 29th June 2011.   The aim of the free workshops is to showcase the very best wines

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IWSC Judging: behind the scenes
IWSC News

Qui 16 Jun 2011

IWSC Judging: behind the scenes

Will Lowe - IWSC Associate Judge     June 14th was a date I'd been looking forward to in my diary for quite some time. My debut judging with the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) was doubly exciting for the fact it was for the Tequila category, a long standing favourite of mine.   Upon arrival my first impression was, to be honest, that

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Alpine Whisky Tasting: Whisky from a different Piste?
IWSC News

Seg 13 Jun 2011

Alpine Whisky Tasting: Whisky from a different Piste?

Alpine Whisky Tasting: Whisky from a different Piste? Scotland and the US aren't the only places to find expertly made spirits! Arthur Nägele who works as the only WSET Certified Educator in Austria, eastern Switzerland and southern Germany guides us through a selection of artisanal spirits from his native alpine slopes. A must for whisky afficionados wanting to explore a growing drinks category.   Location:

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Daniel De Carteret wine maker at La Mare Wine Estate is celebrating Domaine De La Mare being awarded Bronze at the IWSC
IWSC News

Sex 10 Jun 2011

Daniel De Carteret wine maker at La Mare Wine Estate is celebrating Domaine De La Mare being awarded Bronze at the IWSC

Daniel De Carteret wine maker at La Mare Wine Estate is celebrating Domaine De La Mare being awarded Bronze at the IWSC International Wine and Spirit Competition.   The award is under strict judging criteria by the industries top international professionals.   Daniel says ‘This shows that through tireless dedication, passion and hard work great things can be achieved on good Jersey soil with sunshine,

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Champagne Besserat de Bellefon Cuvée des Moines scoops top award in the 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition
IWSC News

Ter 7 Jun 2011

Champagne Besserat de Bellefon Cuvée des Moines scoops top award in the 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition

Lanson International, the “House of Brands” is delighted to announce that Champagne Besserat de Bellefon Cuvée des Moines Brut Millésime 2002 has for the first time been awarded Gold (Best in Class) in the 2011 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC).   In addition to the success of the Cuvée des Moines wine, other winners in the IWSC include; Lanson Rose Label Brut Rosé NV

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IWSC winner has wine served at Buckingham Palace State Banquet to honour visiting President Obama
IWSC News

Qui 26 Mai 2011

IWSC winner has wine served at Buckingham Palace State Banquet to honour visiting President Obama

English sparkling wine was put on an international stage at Buckingham Palace as Her Majesty The Queen served  Ridgeview Fitzrovia Sparkling Rosé 2004  at the state dinner to honour the visit of President Barack Obama. Ridgeview’s wine was served alongside a   Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos 2004 , Echezeaux Grand Cru 1990, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Vintage Rich 2002 and a menu of sole and

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Wines Direct make 2011 IWSC medal winners available to buy online
IWSC News

Seg 23 Mai 2011

Wines Direct make 2011 IWSC medal winners available to buy online

Wines Direct and the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) are delighted to announce their unique partnership, offering consumers top 2011 IWSC award winning wines along with their availability and price in the UK market.   Wines Direct is a UK price comparison website for Wine, Champagne and Spirits, displaying products from major UK supermarkets and a range of large and small wine merchants. Data

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Surprising Medal winners for IWSC
IWSC News

Qua 18 Mai 2011

Surprising Medal winners for IWSC

For a full list of 2011 Northern Hemisphere Results -  click here   There were some surprising results from the International Wine and Spirit Competition 2011 Northern Hemisphere Judging with Greece scooping Gold (Best in Class) for its Chardonnay from Producer Ktima Pavlidis. The country also took home 1 Gold, 9 Silver (Best in Class), 20 Silver and 31 Bronze awards.   Another surprise winner was

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Supermarket own-label Champagnes scoop Gold
IWSC News

Qua 18 Mai 2011

Supermarket own-label Champagnes scoop Gold

Waitrose and Sainsbury’s own-label Champagnes beat some of the most popular Champagne houses to win Gold (Best in Class) at the UK’s prestigious International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) Northern Hemiphere Wine Results.   The Waitrose Champagne Brut NV, currently priced at £16.19, was rated against Boizel Brut Reserve NV (Silver), Champagne De Cazanove Grand Azzarart NV (Silver), GH Mumm Cordon Rouge NV (Bronze) and

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